25 Feb Price Transparency Resources Available
Many patients are concerned about the cost of healthcare services. This uncertainty can be stressful and make it hard to plan your personal or household finances. Harney District Hospital (HDH) is working to make this information more accessible to you by providing a Standard List of Hospital Charges. This complies with Affordable Care Act Section 2718c of the Public Health Service Act, which is also known as the Price Transparency Rule. You can download a Standard List of Hospital Charges from the Patient Financial Services page on HDH’s website. Find it online at: http://www.harneydh.com/services/patient-financial-services/
HDH also offers a cost-estimates tool. If you’ve already signed up for MyChart, you can access the tool from inside your account. HDH’s MyChart patient portal offers you personalized and secure online access to portions of your medical records, as well as multiple tools to help you manage your care. Sign up online today at: https://mychart.harneydh.com/MyChart/. If you don’t have a MyChart account, you can access the cost-estimates tool online at: https://mychart.harneydh.com/MyChart/GuestEstimates/. If you are unable to find an estimate for a service that HDH provides, please call Patient Financial Services at 541-573-8638 for assistance.
Please note that there’s always a chance that your bill could be higher than the estimate. HDH will provide a best estimate based on the information that you provide, but it’s not a guarantee of what you will be charged. The estimate only covers services that are billed/rendered by HDH. You may receive bills from other providers who work with the hospital to care for you. Please understand that, in many cases, it is impossible to predict final charges due to factors that may vary in your actual services such as:
- length of time spent in surgery or recovery;
- specific equipment, supplies, and medications required;
- additional tests required by your physician; and
- any unusual special care or unexpected conditions or complications.
If you have health insurance, your benefits will ultimately determine the amount you owe (including deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, non-covered services, and out-of-pocket maximums).
Though the cost of healthcare is important, it shouldn’t be your only consideration. Other factors — including quality of care, patient safety, and patient comfort — should also be considered when choosing a healthcare partner. Quality and safety are among HDH’s core values, and the organization strives to be the healthcare partner of choice for our community. At HDH, you aren’t just a number — you are a neighbor receiving quality care from your neighbors.
You can find additional resources, including information about HDH’s financial assistance program, online at http://www.harneydh.com/services/patient-financial-services/ or by calling 541-573-8638.